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Declan Rice lifts lid on Kalvin Phillips bromance
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Declan Rice lifts lid on Kalvin Phillips bromance

Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips. The West Ham and Leeds stars have linked up together like bread and butter this summer for England.

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The Hammers and Whites midfielders have lit up EURO 2020 with a succession of superb displays in the middle of the park for the Three Lions.

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Nobody expected the duo to play such a pivotal role for Gareth Southgate’s side this summer.

Declan Rice Kalvin Phillips bromance

Not only do the West Ham and Leeds stars have a great chemistry on the pitch but they seemingly do off it as well.

Rice spoke about the blossoming relationship he shares with his England team-mate, as quoted by The Athletic:

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“A lot of people wrote us off. For some reason, a lot of people compare us, between Leeds and West Ham. I feel like Leeds and West Ham fans have now connected together and become like friends this summer. Me and Kalv have always been great friends. I love playing with him. You see how good he is for Leeds in the Premier League. Every time there is something on social media, we send it to each other on WhatsApp and buzz off it. We’re really good mates. I want him to succeed as much as I want myself to succeed.”

As much as Rice is important for West Ham at the London Stadium, Phillips is equally so for Leeds at Elland Road.

And it has been so good to see the two players form such a great bond for England at the Euros this summer.

Hopefully they both put in one more big performance tomorrow night at Wembley.

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The country is counting on both Rice and Phillips. That in itself says all you need to know about the West Ham and Leeds players.